Lesson plan

Day 1: "Casey at the Bat"

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4

Day 1: "Casey at the Bat"

The first close reading lesson for "Casey at the Bat" is focused on student comprehension of the poem, specifically difficult or unfamiliar vocabulary. Students will be learning how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. Students will be using their prior skills of referring to details and examples from the text when explaining what the text says. Special Materials: Copies of text, "Casey at the Bat" Student notes sheet